Liga - Deportivo loan Atletico's Silvio

Atletico Madrid defender Silvio has joined struggling Deportivo on loan until the end of the season.

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Academica Coimbra's Marinho (L) and Atletico Madrid's Silvio fight for the ball

The Portugal international, with six caps to his name, has made only 10 Liga appearances for the Madrid club since joining from Braga in 2011.

The 25-year-old can play at right-back or left-back and will attempt to assist new manager Domingos Paciencia keep the promoted club in the Spanish top flight.

Silvio also spent time at Rio Ave, Odivelas and Atletico Cacem after graduating from Benfica’s youth academy.

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